Dr. Brett Glawe of Perham Health is among 2,350 surgeons to receive the honor
Dr. Brett Glawe was among 2,350 Initiates from around the world who became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) during the Convocation ceremony at the College’s virtual Clinical Congress from Oct. 23-27. This year’s class of Initiates was among one of the largest ever admitted into the College.
Dr. Glawe received a medical doctorate in 2010 from the University of Minnesota and is currently practicing at Perham Health. In 2017, Dr. Glawe attained board certification from the American Board of Surgery. He has a strong professional interest in laparoscopic surgery and endoscopy and holds membership in other professional societies, including the Minnesota Surgical Society, Northern Plains Rural Surgical Society, and Throckmorton Surgical Society.
By meeting the College’s stringent membership requirements, Fellows of the College have earned the distinguished right to use the designation of “FACS” (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after their names. An applicant for Fellowship must be a graduate of an approved medical school; must have completed advanced training in one of the 14 surgical specialties recognized by the College; must possess certification by an American surgical specialty board or appropriate certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; and must have been in practice for at least one year at the time of his or her application. Before admission into Fellowship, the surgeon must further demonstrate ethical fitness and professional proficiency, and his or her acceptance as a Fellow of the College must be approved by three-fourths of its Board of Regents.
The Convocation ceremony was a highlight of the five-day virtual meeting, which also featured reports on research-in-progress, panel discussions, E-poster presentations, and technical exhibits. Over 6,000 registrants from 85 countries were represented at this year’s virtual Congress.
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The college has more than 84,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit: www.facs.org.